love sports anime but miss the bloodshed of other genres?
why not try prince of tennis.
because why be afraid of losing nationals when your opponent is capable of a serving technique that literally rips through time and space, breaks through solid concrete, messes up your internal organs and can literally send you off court on a stretcher.
“seniors graduating is the worst possible thing that could happen in sports anime”
wrong. suffering life threatening internal bleeding due to destructive tennis is.
the signs as ridiculous-ass things that actually happened in Prince of Tennis
Aries: Marui making the ball roll along the top of the net Taurus: the ball splitting in half and half landing on each side of the net during Ryoma vs Kinta Gemini: Ryoma vs Atobe’s tiebreaker ending with a score of 118-117 Cancer: Tezuka killing the dinosaurs with tennis Leo: Ryoma blacking out and playing “subconsciously” vs Akaya Virgo: Ishida hitting the ball so hard he knocks Kawamura to the very back of the bleachers. Libra: Shishido stopping a 200km/h serve with his bare hand Scorpio: Fuji beating Akaya nearly effortlessly while temporarily 100% blind Sagittarius: Eiji’s shadow clones Capricorn: Atobe taking Momo to pick up Ryoma in a helicopter he had on standby, just ‘cause Aquarius: Kaidoh hitting the ball around the net, under the ref’s chair, and back in bounds Pisces: Fans Sent More Than 100,000 Valentine’s Day Chocolates to “New Prince of Tennis” Characters